Little Sister.

Little Sister Indonesian Food Toronto Vegetarian Options
Food Menu at Little Sister (2031 Yonge St.)

Last week I found out that Little Sister is not just a great song by one of the bests, Queens of the Stone Age, it’s also an Indonesian Food Bar located just north of Davisville on Yonge Street. I have wanted to try out Indonesian food for a while now and finally had the chance to give it a go last week with a few good friends. I was the only vegetarian in the bunch so before ordering I asked the waitress what I could eat… She kindly let me know that all the skewers and mains included meat and fish but that two snacks and all of the sides were vegan.

My thoughts? This is great, I love a meal of sides

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Zara’s Gourmet Kitchen.

Gluten Free Chickpea Vegetarian Roti Roll  Gluten Free Vegetable Pakoras

Dear Daylight Savings,

You’ve cheated me. I just got used to waking up to wonderful sunshine these past few weeks, but with one stolen hour last weekend, you screwed it all up.  The sun no longer greets me as I awake, I can’t keep my eyes open past 11PM, I wake up in the middle of my sleep thinking, is it 7AM or 3AM? You’ve made me so tired that I have failed to make my lunches for the week. There’s no other way to put it – YOU SUCK.

Yours in drowsiness,

Rohini…zzz

OK so all drama aside… has Daylight Savings messed with my sleep? Yes, probably a little. But can I blame a measly hour time change on my sluggishness and failure to make lunch all week? Nope! That’s just pure laziness.

Lucky for me, my lunch woes were solved when Zara’s Gourmet Kitchen came to my rescue…

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Outrage and delight: a vegetarian’s first trip to Whole Foods.

Vegetarian options at Whole Foods Market

Truth: I am a vegetarian that has not set foot into a Whole Foods Market, so I warn you, this post will not be revolutionary for veteran Whole Fooders. I have always thought of Whole Foods as an expensive place for super rich kids (see: Frank Ocean and Earl Sweatshirt), women who wear head-to-toe outfits of brand name athletic wear and the evangelical crunchy granola bunch. I do not fit into any of these categories and I also enjoy wisely spending my hard earned dolla dolla bills, y’all – so I have always skipped out on going to Whole Foods and instead frequent my local No Frills or FreshCo.

In the spirit of my blog, “hunting” for all that Toronto has to offer in the realm of vegetarian food, and in an effort to be more open and less judgemental…yesterday evening I decided, “you know what? eff it, I’m walking my butt up to Whole Foods to check this place out.”

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Do you get enough protein?

Plant-based protein for vegetarians and vegans

Top Sources of Plant-Based Protein Infographic

I have been a vegetarian for as long as I can remember (24+ years) and throughout my life I have probably been asked every question you can think of on vegetarianism. “Are you an animal activist?” “Do you only eat salads?” “Don’t you miss bacon?” and the most asked question, “Do you get enough protein?” Sometimes it feels like the questions are never ending, but I really don’t mind answering them.

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Veggie in the city.

RC round

My name is Rohini. I am a vegetarian living and working in Toronto. I love film, music and food and especially love going out to eat food. Toronto’s food scene is rapidly growing and features an abundance of delectable cuisines. I have had the pleasure of dining in many restaurants within the city and want to use this blog as a way to share my experiences with fellow Veg Heads (including vegetarians, vegans and veggie loving meat eaters).

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